Carpet Cleaning

Spot Removal Tips

Whether they are dribbles or disasters, food and beverage stains are part of everybody's life. However, you don't have to be stuck with them forever. Read through our tips and suggestions below to learn how best to rid your carpet of the worst stains. If your carpet has been treated with Chem-Dry's Protectant, then you already have a huge advantage in removing stains.

Stain Removal Tips

  1. Act Quickly - The longer the stain is allowed to remain, the more chance it has to set.
  2. Know what kind of stain you are working on as well as the type of fabric or surface it is on so you can choose the best product. View the list below to see which product to use for water or oil based spots.
  3. Remove as much excess stain as you can by blotting, scraping or brushing whatever will come off. DO NOT rub it in.
  4. Test all fabrics and carpets before cleaning by spraying a small amount of Chem-Dry Professional Strength Spot Remover or Chem-Dry Grease & Oil Remover on a hidden area, blot dry and observe for 10 minutes. Make sure there is not carpet color removal onto the cloth and that, when dry, there is not a visible discoloration in the area you cleaned.
  5. Work from the outside edge of the stain to the inside to keep the stain from spreading.
  6. Call Chem-Dry for expert spot & stain removal if these efforts do not work.
  7. Have a Chem-Dry Professional apply our Powerguard Protector with every cleaning to give you the best chance for removing stains

Understand the Difference

ChemDry Professional Strength Spot remover
Chem Dry Greese & Oil remover
Acne Med
Dye
Liquor
Adhesive Tape
Hand Lotion
Oil
Amonia
Egg
Milk
Asphalt
*Ink
Ointment
Beer
Excrement
Softdrinks
Butter
Lamp Oil
Paint
*Beetroot
*Food Coloring
*Soy Souce
Candy
Linseed Oil
Playdough
*Beries
Fruit Juice
Spackle
Caulk
Lard
Putty
Blood
Garden Soil
Starch
Cooking Oil
Lotion
Rubber Cement
Butter
Glue (wet)
*Tea
Crayon
Machine Oil
Shoe Polish
Candy
Grass
Tooth Paste
Dressing (Salad)
Make-Up
Soot
Cheese
grout(wet)
Urine
*Furniture Polish
Marker
Tar
Chocolate
Ice Cream
*Vomit
Glue
Mascare
Tree Sap
*Coffee
Ketchup
*Wine
Greese
Mayonnaise
Vaseline
*Caugh Syrup
Lard
Gum
Metal Polish
*Curry
Latex Paint (wet)
Hair Oil
*Nail Polish


* These items can chemically damage carpet fibers which may require a Chem-Dry Professional's assistance. Please be EXTREMELY careful with ink. For larger spills call your local Chem-Dry representative.

A BETTER WAY TO CLEAN. A CLEANER WAY TO LIVE.

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